This is how the year begins.

At 4 am.

On the first day of the year.

Lynne and I kiss our three boys good-bye.

The first day starts at 4 am and is twenty-five hours long. Twenty-five hours of waiting for planes, riding on planes, and waiting for the next plane.

Waiting to get to China.

This is not just Lynne and I.

This is a team.

This is a team effort.

Family.

Friends.

Neighbors.

The staff at our adoption agency.

The staff at the orphanage.

This is how the red thread works.

It weaves it's way around the planet. Through a hundred people. It ties them together in a story. A story that begins and ends with me holding my daughter.

Caden Li in the arms of an auntie
I hope your New Year is truly a joyous one. I can't tell you how wonderful it has been to have a daughter. You will find out.

Posted by David on 2003-12-26

The long trip and the waiting will be well worth it :)  Only a few days left!!

Posted by Eric Vitiello on 2003-12-27